Patient Removable Implant Bridges

Case Study #1: Joan P.

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Chief Concern: Joan was unhappy with her smile. Her teeth were very loose due to generalized severe periodontitis.


Treatment Received: We removed all of Joan’s upper teeth and placed a complete denture. In one surgical visit, all her lower teeth were removed with placement of two dental implants. A patient-removable locator bridge was commenced six weeks later.

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Case Study #2: Ruth S.

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Chief Concern: Ruth was especially concerned she would lose her lower front tooth due to severe dental decay.

Treatment Received:  In one surgical visit, six lower teeth were removed, and two immediate dental implants were placed. The final lower case was a patient-removable locator bridge attached to two implants and one tooth.

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Case Study #3: Alex K. 50 Year Old

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Chief Concern:  Alex had transitioned from four upper teeth and lower lower teeth to a full upper and lower denture. He was interested in patient-removable bridges for access for personal plaque removal.

 

Treatment Received: We placed four implants in his upper and lower jaws allowing for patient-removable locator bridges.

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Case Study #4: Leanora G. 62 Year Old

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Chief Concern: Leanora was very unhappy with her ill-fitting upper removable partial denture. She couldn’t chew or even talk properly while wearing it.

 

Treatment Received: We removed all of Leanora’s upper teeth and placed four immediate implants to support a patient-removable locator bridge. Her lower teeth received non-surgical periodontal therapy.

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Case Study #5: Olga

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Chief Concern:  Olga was concerned with her ill-fitting upper denture and lower partial denture.

Treatment Received:  In one surgical visit, we placed four implants in the upper arch, removed one tooth in the lower left and placed one. The upper case was completed as a patient-removable Bar-Splint locator case with a locator case in the lower to improve the retention of her lower partial without the need for a clasp.

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Case Study #6: Elaine C. 56 Year Old

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Chief Concern: Elaine was very unhappy with her smile and unable to wear a removable partial denture.

 

Treatment Received: In one surgical visit, we removed all of Elaine’s remaining teeth and placed four upper arch implants for a patient-removable bar-splint overdenture. Four implants were placed in the lower jaw using the All-on-4™ concept. An immediate fixed transitional bridge was placed in the lower and her final case was completed together four months later.

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Case Study #7: Linda R. 60 Year Old

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Chief Concern: Linda had been wearing a full upper denture for over 10 years and was very uncomfortable with its fit and esthetics.

Treatment Received: We placed four upper implants to allow for a patient-removable locator bridge. Linda is now very happy with the fit, esthetics and the open palate of the bridge.

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Case Study #8: Jinny M.

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Chief Concern:  Jinny was unhappy with her ill-fitting, upper removable partial denture after losing her upper last tooth due to severe decay.

Treatment Received: We placed two single premolar implants to support a new patient-removable locator bridge. Among the benefits Jinny noticed was a more esthetic restoration as the removable partial denture clasps were no longer visible in her esthetic zone and the fit of her bridge was significantly improved.

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Case Study #9: Sophie S. 72 Year Old

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Chief Concern: Sophie was unhappy with the thought of complete dentures and was interested in maintaining her jaw bone with dental implants. She had been treated for advanced periodontal disease in the past.

 

Treatment Received: After removing all of Sophie’s remaining teeth, we placed four implants in both arches for patient-removable locator bridges.

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Case Study #10: Robert L.

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Chief Concern: Robert hated his full upper denture and lower partial denture. He couldn’t eat properly or enjoy food since his false teeth keep coming out.

Treatment Received: In two surgical visits, separated by three weeks, starting with the lower jaw, Robert’s remaining lower teeth were removed with six immediate loaded SameDay Smile® implants placed. His upper jaw was treated with four implants. Robert’s case was completed with an upper patient-removable bar-splint bridge and the lower as a fixed, doctor-removable bridge.

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Case Study #11: Monica M. 56 Year Old

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Chief Concern:  Patient is unhappy with having partial denture clasps attaching to her anterior abutment teeth (#5 and #11).

Treatment Received:  Single implants were placed in sites #4 and 13 (maxillary second premolars) for a patient removable locator bridge which provides an excellent fit and improved esthetics replacing her missing 4 teeth.